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Abdominal Etching

Have you always wanted those “wash-board abs” but could never get them with diet and exercise?

That “six-pack” or “wash-board abs” look is produced by abdominal inscriptions which pull the skin tightly against your abdominal wall in a specific pattern. With exercise, the rectus muscles get larger, bulging between these inscriptions.  If one is carrying a little extra weight around the tummy area, the “six-pack” can be masked by that excess fat.

man with six-pack abs

In the abdominal etching procedure, liposuction is first used to remove excess fat from the abdomen. Next, ultrasonic assisted liposuction is used in a very specific way directly over the abdominal inscriptions. This causes the skin in this area to adhere tightly to the abdominal wall — effectively etching the abdomen and producing the classic “six-pack” look.

After liposuction, most people can return to work and routine activities in less than 1 week. An additional 3 weeks is required before you resume strenuous activities, exercise and sports. You’ll need to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks after your surgery.

Liposuction is real surgery. Before you decide, it’s important to learn about any possible complications, even though they are rare. These will be fully explained to you during your private consultation. At that time, you will have an opportunity for a careful and complete discussion of your options and what is involved. In your discussion with our Doctor, your individual lifestyle will be considered. Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is an important part of any body contouring surgery to attain long lasting results. You will benefit from asking all your questions and browsing through our photographs.

Before and After Photos.
We have before and after photos in our office and are available for viewing before of your consultation. All current Before and After Gallery photos are of our patients who have given their permission for their use. All other photos on this website are models, and the photos in the laser sections are provided by the manufacturer.

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